The TOP Ponds Stocked with Brook Trout for the Spring of 2017 in Aroostook County, Maine

This blog identifies the TOP ponds in Aroostook County, Maine that provide the best odds of catching brook trout during the spring of 2017. A pond is considered TOP due to its trout stocking density: all else being equal, the more brook trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish! Most of these ponds cover less than 50 acres and are therefore relatively small. Trout activity typically peaks between late April and mid-June, after which the fishing slows down in response to rising surface water temperatures.

 

With one exception, all the ponds described below are closed to ice fishing. Most were stocked last fall, whereas the rest are stocked once early in the spring or may be stocked several times in April and May. More details are provided in the stocking reports compiled by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. It is recommended to check the regulations about special fishing rules that may apply on these ponds, such as daily bag limits, use of live bait fish, artificial lure requirements, limits on outboard engine size, etc. Note also that the list of TOP brook trout ponds excludes “kids-only” ponds.

 

The TOP ponds stocked with brook trout for this spring in Aroostook County are listed below in alphabetical order:

 

Fishing for brook trout in the spring is FUN!

 

 

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Black Pond covers 21 acres and is located in Saint John Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 67 C3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 19 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 6”.

 

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Carry Lake covers 29 acres and is located off Wiley Road in Littleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 52 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 8”.

 

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Conroy Lake covers 25 acres and is located off Lake Road in Monticello (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 D3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 40 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 10”.

 

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Deep Lake covers 6 acres and is located off Wiley Road in Littleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 100 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 8”.

 

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Dickwood Lake covers 96 acres and is located off Devoe Brook Road in Eagle Lake (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 67 D3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 26 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 6”.

 

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Durepo Lake covers 64 acres and is located off Mill Road in Limestone (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 A3). A depth map is not available. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 39 brook trout per acre. Most of these fish measured about 7”, with the remainder measuring about 13”.

 

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Echo Lake covers 90 acres and is located next to Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 E1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 70 brook trout per acre. Most of these fish measured about 7”, with the remainder measuring about 13”

 

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Hale Pond covers 38 acres and is located off Route 11 (Aroostook Scenic Highway) in Moro Plantation (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 52 A2). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 18 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 6”.

 

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Hanson Brook Lake covers 118 acres and is located next to Hansen Lake Road off Route 227 in Mapleton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 D1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 21 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 8”. The pond is also stocked in the spring with 5 brook trout per acre. These additional fish measure about 11”.

 

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Island Pond covers 27 acres and is located in T14 R8 WELS (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 63 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 19 brook trout per acre. The stocked trout measure about 7”.

 

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Logan Lake (also known as Jordan Pond) covers 13 acres and is located off Route 1 in Houlton (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 59 E3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 19 brook trout per acre. These fish measure about 10”.

 

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Mud Pond (a.k.a. Russell Pond) covers 25 acres and is located next to South Oakfield Road in Linneus (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 53 B1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This pond, which is open to ice fishing, is stocked in the spring with 24 trout per acre. These fish measure about 10”.

 

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Timoney Lake covers 57 acres and is located next to Ridge Road in Oakfield (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 53 A1). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 53 brook trout per acre. The fish measured about 7”.

 

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Trafton Lake covers 85 acres and is located next to Lake Road off Ward Road in Limestone (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 65 B3). Click here for a depth map and more fisheries information. This lake, which is closed to ice fishing, was stocked last fall with 29 brook trout per acre. These fish measured about 7”. The pond is also stocked in the spring with 6 brook trout per acre. These additional fish measure about 11”.

 

Fishing for brook trout in the spring is FUN!

 

Was the information in this blog useful? I invite you to provide your thoughts and opinions. Also, feel free to share your fishing experiences on any of the ponds highlighted in this blog.

 

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